East Norfolk given ‘Football Super Hub’ status
East Norfolk Sixth Form College is delighted to announce that they have been selected as one of the first Football Super Hubs in the country. The college is now recognised nationally as a leading institution in the continued development of football in the FE sector. The Super Hub network was launched this year by the FA in partnership with Association of Colleges (AoC) and English Colleges Football Association (ECFA). East Norfolk will form a network of 22 other passionate colleges across the country, looking to enhance their programme through innovation, working with both internal and external partners.
The scheme has three key purposes:
- Consultancy group- The network will act as a football development advisory group, helping to shape the delivery of grassroots football.
- Grow the game- It will aim to provide more and better inclusive playing opportunities for students and the community, focusing on priority areas including females, disability and futsal.
- Develop the workforce- Staff at the Super Hubs will share best practice and hear from experts in the sector to improve their own knowledge and delivery skills.
The college will now be at the forefront of new initiatives and offers, getting access to pilot projects and innovation sessions to support in the development of the game. Sam Clarke, Sports Development Officer added, “This is a great achievement for the college, as we are the only Super Hub in the area. Through our Football Education Programme in partnership with Community Sports Foundationwe run several recreational and competitive football opportunities for young people, and now we have the Super Hub status it will allow us to focus particularly on widening the participation among minority groups to ensureeven more people are involved.”